No god but God  Updated Edition
Score: 3.5
From 18 Ratings

No god but God Updated Edition


  • Author : Reza Aslan
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-08-30
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679643777


No god but God Updated Edition Book Description :

A fascinating, accessible introduction to Islam from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Zealot and host of Believer FINALIST FOR THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD In No god but God, internationally acclaimed scholar Reza Aslan explains Islam—the origins and evolution of the faith—in all its beauty and complexity. This updated edition addresses the events of the past decade, analyzing how they have influenced Islam’s position in modern culture. Aslan explores what the popular demonstrations pushing for democracy in the Middle East mean for the future of Islam in the region, how the Internet and social media have affected Islam’s evolution, and how the war on terror has altered the geopolitical balance of power in the Middle East. He also ...

No God But God
Score: 4
From 16 Ratings

No God But God


  • Author : Reza Aslan
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2008-12-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781407009285


No God But God Book Description :

*Ten years on from 9/11, much of the Muslim faith remains largely unknown and misunderstood in the West. *While there have been a number of successful books on the topic of Islamic history - from Karen Armstrong's Islam: A Brief History to Bernard Lewis's The Crises of Islam - there is surprisingly no book for a popular audience about Islam as a religion, let alone one by an author from an Islamic background. *No God But God fills that gap, addressing issues of belief: the difference between the Quran and the Bible, the meaning of the Hajj, the Muslim relationship with Jesus, the Muslim attitude towards Jews, equality between the sexes and more. * This revised and updated edition includes a wealth of new material and new chapters covering recent upri...

Summary of Reza Aslan s No God But God

Summary of Reza Aslan s No God But God


  • Author : Sumoreads
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2017-08-15
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  • ISBN 10 : 1974569152


Summary of Reza Aslan s No God But God Book Description :

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book. In his truly enlightening book, "No god but God", Reza Aslan offers a complete and detailed history into the many factions, factors, and events that have led Islam to where it is today, while positing that Islam has come to a turning point similar to the Christian reformation. This SUMOREADS Summary & Analysis offers supplementary material to "No god but God" to help you distill the key takeaways, review the book's content, and further understand the writing style and overall themes from an editorial perspective. Whether you'd like to deepen your understanding, refresh your memory, or simply decide whether or not this book is for you, SUMOREADS Summary & Analys...

God
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

God


  • Author : Reza Aslan
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2017-11-07
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553394733


God Book Description :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The bestselling author of Zealot and host of Believer explores humanity’s quest to make sense of the divine in this concise and fascinating history of our understanding of God. In Zealot, Reza Aslan replaced the staid, well-worn portrayal of Jesus of Nazareth with a startling new image of the man in all his contradictions. In his new book, Aslan takes on a subject even more immense: God, writ large. In layered prose and with thoughtful, accessible scholarship, Aslan narrates the history of religion as a remarkably cohesive attempt to understand the divine by giving it human traits and emotions. According to Aslan, this innate desire to humanize God is hardwired in our brains, making it a central feature of nearly every...

Beyond Fundamentalism
Score: 2.5
From 2 Ratings

Beyond Fundamentalism


  • Author : Reza Aslan
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2010-04-06
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0679604243


Beyond Fundamentalism Book Description :

“A very persuasive argument for the best way to counter jihadism” (The Washington Post) from the bestselling author of Zealot and host of CNN’s Believer The wars in the Middle East have become religious wars in which God is believed to be directly engaged on behalf of one side against the other. The hijackers who attacked America on September 11, 2001, thought they were fighting in the name of God. According to award-winning writer and scholar of religions Reza Aslan, the United States, by infusing the War on Terror with its own religiously polarizing rhetoric, is fighting a similar war—a war that can’t be won. Beyond Fundamentalism is both an in-depth study of the ideology fueling militants throughout the Muslim world and an exploration of...

Zealot
Score: 3.5
From 3,990 Ratings

Zealot


  • Author : Reza Aslan
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2013-07-16
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679603535


Zealot Book Description :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A meticulously researched biography that challenges long-held assumptions about Jesus, from the host of CNN’s Believer NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Good Housekeeping • Booklist • Publishers Weekly • Bookish Two thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher and miracle worker walked across the Galilee, gathering followers to establish what he called the “Kingdom of God.” The revolutionary movement he launched was so threatening to the established order that he was captured, tortured, and executed as a state criminal. Within decades after his shameful death, his followers would call him God. Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, Reza Aslan sheds new light on one of history’s most influe...

After the Prophet
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

After the Prophet


  • Author : Lesley Hazleton
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385523943


After the Prophet Book Description :

A narrative history of the origins of the Shia and Sunni conflict describes how a seventh-century struggle between the supporters of the late Muhammad's surviving family members erupted in a massacre at Karbala that would become a central component of Shia Islam....

The First Muslim
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

The First Muslim


  • Author : Lesley Hazleton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-01-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101602003


The First Muslim Book Description :

The extraordinary life of the man who founded Islam, and the world he inhabited—and remade. Lesley Hazleton's new book, Agnostic: A Spirited Manifesto, is out now from Riverhead Books. Muhammad’s was a life of almost unparalleled historical importance; yet for all the iconic power of his name, the intensely dramatic story of the prophet of Islam is not well known. In The First Muslim, Lesley Hazleton brings him vibrantly to life. Drawing on early eyewitness sources and on history, politics, religion, and psychology, she renders him as a man in full, in all his complexity and vitality. Hazleton’s account follows the arc of Muhammad’s rise from powerlessness to power, from anonymity to renown, from insignificance to lasting significance. How di...

The Islamic Jesus
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Islamic Jesus


  • Author : Mustafa Akyol
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-14
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250088703


The Islamic Jesus Book Description :

“A welcome expansion of the fragile territory known as common ground.” —The New York Times When Reza Aslan’s bestseller Zealot came out in 2013, there was criticism that he hadn’t addressed his Muslim faith while writing the origin story of Christianity. In fact, Ross Douthat of The New York Times wrote that “if Aslan had actually written in defense of the Islamic view of Jesus, that would have been something provocative and new.” Mustafa Akyol’s The Islamic Jesus is that book. The Islamic Jesus reveals startling new truths about Islam in the context of the first Muslims and the early origins of Christianity. Muslims and the first Christians—the Jewish followers of Jesus—saw Jesus as not divine but rather as a prophet and human Me...

Tablet   Pen  Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East  Words Without Borders
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Tablet Pen Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East Words Without Borders


  • Author : Reza Aslan
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393065855


Tablet Pen Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East Words Without Borders Book Description :

Presents a collection of short stories, memoirs, essays, and poems by both contemporary and historical Middle Eastern authors from such countries as Morocco, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Pakistan....